Posts Categorized: Hawai’i

Kulani Prison closes to become a military school

The state is closing a prison facility that even prison reform advocates fought to keep open because it has programs that are much needed.  Still others who have been working to create pu’uhonua (places of refuge) to treat nonviolent, drug addiction offenders in a Native Hawaiian cultural program requested to convert the Kulani prison into… Read more »

Air Force targeting 12 – 18 year olds

CAP offers many opportunities to cadets Published: Sunday, September 13, 2009 7:56 AM HST Open house Sept. 26 at Lyman Field hangar in Hilo If you are between the ages of 12 and 18 years old, and want to learn about flying, aerospace, radio communication, search and rescue and serving your community: Come check out… Read more »

Army’s depleted uranium application now before NRC Army’s depleted uranium application now before NRC Updated at 9:05 pm, Thursday, August 27, 2009. Karin Stanton/Hawaii247 Contributing Editor The Nuclear Regulatory Commission began its review of the U.S. Army’s application to possess depleted uranium this week on the Big Island. The procedure to grant a license – and establishing any conditions to that… Read more »

NRC faced angry citizens on DU in Hawaii NRC faced angry citizens on DU in Hawaii by DLi Friday Aug 28th, 2009 11:40 AM Last night the Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a meeting in Hilo, Hawaii on the Army’s application for a license to deposit unknown amounts of Depleted Uranium(DU)at the Pohakuloa Training Area on Mauna Kea, considered by many native Hawaiians… Read more »

‘Blowing in the Wind’ – Kona speaks out against DU ‘The Answer My Friend Is Blowing In The Wind’; Depleted Uranium At Pohakuloa And How The U.S. Military Seeks To Further Contaminate The Island 27 Aug 2009 By Megan Magdalene A meeting with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in Kona last night, Aug. 26, 2009, brought out concerned citizens who testified before the Commission…. Read more »

Army applies for permit to ‘possess’ depleted uranium

Army applies for possession permit, says it cannot remove depleted uranium Aug 28, 2009 – 12:38 PM | by Austin Zavala | The Hawaii Independent | Ewa For years, U.S. Army has denied there being any use of depleted uranium weapons on training grounds in Hawaii, until two years ago when rounds were found dating… Read more »

Kona residents reject finding that DU at Pohakuloa poses no health risk

Residents Just say no Army’s depleted uranium claims questioned by Chelsea Jensen West Hawaii Today Thursday, August 27, 2009 9:42 AM HST Despite a report released by the U.S. Army in July saying that depleted uranium at the Pohakuloa Training Area poses no risk to the public, Big Island residents urged the Nuclear Regulatory… Read more »

Chain Reaction: Nuclear regulators hold hearings in the Islands after the Army’s depleted uranium problem is uncovered by chance

Joan Conrow wrote this excellent piece in the Honolulu Weekly about the Nuclear Regulatory Commission public meetings in Hawai’i to take comments on the Army’s application for a permit to “possess” nuclear material, in this case, Depleted Uranium (DU), since they don’t intend to clean up the DU that contaminates O’ahu and Hawai’i island. >><<… Read more »

Pohakuloa Radiation Hearings

Last night several of us attended the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) public informational meeting in Wahiawa related to DU contamination in Lihu’e (Schofield) and the Army’s application for an NRC license to “possess” the DU material.   The presentations were informative about the regulatory functions of the NRC.  But is was frustrating to learn the limited… Read more »

Hilo protest against statehood

Hawaii Tribune Herald reports on protests in Hilo against statehood. Uncle Sam Kaleleiki is quoted: Sam Kaleleiki, 73, represents Puna in the House of Representatives of the Reinstated Lawful Hawaiian Government. He’s a big, outspoken man, with the commanding presence of a retired sergeant major in the U.S. Marine Corps. When he speaks, he repeats… Read more »